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Senegal calls on China to get involved in war-torn Sahel region

Published on: 11/28/2021 – 10:02 PM Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall said on Sunday that she hoped China would support the fight against insecurity in the conflict-ridden Sahel region at the start of a China-Africa summit. Speaking to reporters in the capital Dakar after meeting her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Sall said she hoped China would be a “strong ...

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Everything revolves around France in Kandy! – The Island

This is a funny incident that took place several years ago. One evening we, then school children, were playing softball cricket on the grounds of Mahinda College, when someone rushed over and told us that a young maid from a certain household had climbed a huge tree in protesting a wrong done to her, and refused to come down. All ...

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War-stricken Ethiopia berates US over security warnings

Published on: 11/25/2021 – 4:28 PMAmended: 11/25/2021 – 4:27 PM Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia on Thursday accused the United States of spreading false information about security conditions in the war-affected country, warning that such statements could damage relations. Crowds of government supporters demonstrated outside the US and UK embassies in the capital Addis Ababa, waving Ethiopian flags and chanting ...

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Russia, France seek to strengthen ties with Indonesia and ASEAN states – Radio Free Asia

Russia and France are wooing Southeast Asian countries after the two world powers were excluded from the AUKUS defense pact and the Quad Strategic Dialogue Group – a pair of state-led multilateral security agreements – United in the heart of the Indo-Pacific. On Tuesday, the Russian Embassy and Indonesian Navy announced that Moscow and several members of the ASEAN bloc ...

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China says 5 citizens kidnapped from Congo mining

BEIJING – China claims five of its citizens were kidnapped from a mining operation in eastern Congo. The Chinese embassy in Kinshasa posted on the WeChat online messaging service that the five men were abducted Sunday morning from the site in South Kivu province, bordering Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. He called on all Chinese citizens to leave South Kivu and ...

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Reviews | The UK and France, once again in the breach

WASHINGTON – When I received the invitation from the Ambassador of France for a black tie gala called “Amethyst”, I wondered what the name meant. Was it a promotional night for a French jewelry company or maybe a new fragrance? I didn’t go to the Thursday party, because I’m studying for an MA at Columbia University and had to read ...

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The giant panda twins at the French zoo are called Huan Lili and Yuan Dudu

Xinhua Little pandas Huan Lili and Yuan Dudu appear during the baptism ceremony at Beauval Zoo in France on November 17, 2021. Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zhang Jiaqi and French football star Kylian Mbappe on Thursday revealed the names of the newborn giant pandas at Beauval Zoo in central France. More than 120,000 French netizens voted to choose Huan Lili ...

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Limassol court dismisses case against terrorist suspect, KNEWS

A Lebanese man in Cyprus, who faced serious terrorism charges in connection with a social media post about the country’s president, was released this week after a Limassol court ruled that the allegations against him could not be founded. According to local media, a 37-year-old man from Lebanon was acquitted on Tuesday by a Limassol criminal court of terrorism-related charges, ...

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Tastin ‘France which celebrates French wines and spirits in New Delhi, Mumbai

Tastin ‘France, an event that celebrates French wines and spirits around the world and brings together producers and professionals, is being held in New Delhi and Mumbai from November 15 to 18. The French government agency ‘Business France’, under the aegis of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the French Embassy in India organized the 5th edition of ...

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Harris meets Macron, proclaims ‘new era’ after submarine spit

Vice President Kamala Harris met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday to help mend a bitter diplomatic row over the AUKUS submarine pact that excluded France. “I think we share this belief that we are at the start of a new era, which presents us with many challenges, but also many opportunities,” Harris told Macron in a ...

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